joint and several

adjective

Legal Definition of joint and several

: relating or belonging to two or more parties together and separately joint and several duties of the partners — see also joint and several liability at liability sense 2b — compare in solido, joint sense 1b, jointly

Other Words from joint and several

jointly and severally adverb

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“Joint and several.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/joint%20and%20several. Accessed 6 Apr. 2020.

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